Thursday, June 21, 2018

Designer Craft Connection June Blog Hop Featuring StyleTech Craft by Tape Technologies, Inc.

Welcome to the Designer Craft Connection June Blog Hop featuring Style Tech Craft adhesive vinyl!  I love decorating my planner so when I received my vinyl samples from Style Tech Craft, I knew I exactly how I would use it. I am hosting a planner meetup and all of my planner friends like to swap little gifts at the meetup. The quality of this adhesive vinyl is so nice that I didn't even have to use the transfer tape to place it on my planner. I think these vinyl decals will be the perfect make and take for the meetup, because it is so easy to use. Here is how I made it...

Transparent Vinyl in Pink and Green
Silhouette cutting machine
Transfer tape (optional)


1. I used the Bromello font to create my saying and cut it out using the vinyl setting on my Silhouette Machine.

2. I used the auto blade on my machine.

3. The vinyl cut beautifully with my Silhouette Machine.

4. The vinyl was really easy to weed.

5. The quality of the vinyl is no nice, I was able to apply it to my planner by simply bending back the backer paper.

6. Transfer tape is also available for use if needed.

I really love how my vinyl decal turned out on my planner. I made one for each of my planner friends to use in or on their planners also. I can't wait to share them with my friends at our planner meetup! Check out Tape Technologies, Inc., they have been manufacturing StyleTech Brand vinyl products for 30+ years. They really make a high quality vinyl product.

Check out the other designers participating in this month's blog hop HERE

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Designer Crafts Connection May Blog Hop With Expo International: How To Add Some Sparkle To Your Traveler's Notebook

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by my blog today. I am so happy to be participating in The Designer Crafts Connection Blog Hop featuring beautiful trims and sparkle from Expo International!

I have decided to use this beautiful iron on applique rose that Expo International sent to me to decorate my planner. Instead of ironing on the applique, I used a temporary repositionable adhesive from Glue Dots to adhere the applique.

Items you will need:
Darlene Sequin Iron-on applique
Repositionable adhesive sheets from Glue Dots
Non stick scissors
Exact-o knife

How I did it:

1. Add adhesive to the back of the applique
2. Use scissors and Exact-o knife to trim around applique.
3. Remove backing on adhesive.
4. Press on planner and smooth edges.
5. I was able to easily remove the applique and place it on other items including a clutch and a traveler's notebook.

It's easy to permanently attach the applique to leather items if you like, by using an iron and parchment paper. I decided to attach mine temporarily so I could use it on many different items. I hope this tutorial has given you some fun and creative ideas on how to use Expo International appliques to decorate your planners :) 

Expo International is giving away a treasure chest of trims! Enter by commenting on the DCC blog about all of the fabulous projects you like from the hop. Make sure to click HERE to see all of the other great ideas from the other designers participating in the hop!

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

How To Make Your Own Fall Themed Planner Band Featuring Kunin Felt

Welcome to the Kunin Felt blog hop with Designer Crafts Connection.  Kunin Felt recycles billions of water bottles every year that would otherwise be in the landfills and makes them into a product which becomes felt. 12 bottles equals 1 lb of fabric. The felt is weather resistant and fade proof, great for outdoor 
decor. You can even line your garden beds or patio with it, weed free! Today I am using Kunin felt to create a cute Fall planner band for my travelers notebook planner.

Supplies I used:
9" x 12" craft cuts of Classicfelt in White, Prickly Purple and Pumpkin Spice
Black leather for planner band base
Sizzix Movers and Shapers Flower Die and Bracelet Band Die 
Sizzix BIGkick
Pearl rivets
Rivet setting tool

How I made it:
1. Cut felt into flower shapes with Sizzix BIGkick and flower dies.

2.Cut black felt planner band base with your Sizzix machine and the Sizzix bracelet die.

3. Stack felt into flowers of your liking. Add rivets to the centers of the flowers, with the rivet setting tool, and attach them to the planner band.

 3. Add elastic to each end of the leather band.

4. Slide on to the spine of your TN planner for a cute decoration.

That's it! Super simple and so cute for the Fall season! I hope this tutorial has given you some fun ideas on how to decorate your planner with Kunin Felt :)

Head over to the Designer Crafts Connection blog to see all of the other designers creations with Kunin Felt.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Mod Podge 50th Anniversary

Welcome to the Designer Craft Connection and Mod Podge 50th Anniversary blog hop! Today I am sharing my cute centerpiece medallion that I created with the Mod Podge Glass Domes and Mod Podge Sparkle. I love hosting planner girl events and creating the decor for the events.

The glass dome with our event logo inside was the perfect addition to our centerpieces for our Spring Event. 

Here is how I made it.
Mod Podge Sparkle
Mod Podge Decoupage Brushes
Mod Podge Podgeable Glass Domes
Silk flowers
Mason jar
Adhesive dots

1. Cut image to match size of glass dome you are using and add a thin layer of Mod Podge Sparkle to the top of the image.

2. Add dome to the top of the image and allow to dry thoroughly.

3. Add trim to burlap on mason jar with adhesive dots. Add adhesive dot to the back of the image and attach to top of trim on mason jar.

That's it! How cute did this mason jar centerpiece turn out for our event. The addition of the event logo really added a custom touch to the decoration. 

Head over to the Designer Craft Connection blog and enter the drawing for a fun prize! Also check out the other designers posts for the blog hop :)

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

How To Add Foiling Techniques To Your Planner Pages Featuring Rinea Foil

Welcome to the Rinea Foil blog hop with Designer Crafts Connection. I am here today with a fun tutorial on how to easily add Rinea Foil to your planner pages.

I have combined my love for Cinco de Mayo and the beautiful Rinea Foil in my memory planner.  I love how easy it is to cut and emboss the foil with my Sizzix machine. The purple foil really looks great on my May layout. Here is how I created this layout..

Rinea Foil 
Sabor Papel Ole Collection papers
Sizzix machine
Embossing folder
Silhouette machine


1. Cut foil to fit embossing folder and run through a Sizzix machine to emboss foil.

2. Cut scrapbook paper on Silhouette machine to fit on planner page.

3. Run paper and foil through a sticker machine.

 4. Attach paper and foil to your planner page.

5. Add stickers and other embellishments


You can add additional interest with a planner clip made from a bottle cap and Rinea Foil.


1.Use one inch hole punch to create circle from left over embossed foil.

2.Add Glue Dot

3.Attach to bottle cap.

 4. Add paper clip

I hope this tutorial has given you some ideas on how to use Rinea Foil in your planner layouts. I really like how easy the foil is to use and the sparkle it provides.

Head over to the Designer Crafts Connection blog to see all of the other designers creations with Rinea Foil.

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