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!

Thanks for stopping by today!
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Susie Bentz: My Time to Play said...

Simple and elegant - I love it!

Candy Rosenberg said...

Super cute idea. Great job!

maria soto said...

that's really cute.

Steph Ackerman said...

Great way to use those appliques. said...

That gorgeous rose against the black is stunning!

Anita Scroggins said...

Great project Tammy - love the applique and how fun to be able to move it from surface to surface.

Susan M. Brown {sbartist} said...

Simply beautiful... and nobody is the wiser 😉

Nadine Carlier said...

Great idea, love it!

Michelle Frae Cummings said...

Love this, great idea! said...

Love it! Looks like it was purchase on it!!!! I love the stripes and Rose
Great Job!

cghundley said...

How neat to be
able to move
the rose around
to use on different
items! Looks lovely.
Carla from Utah

Erin Reed said...

fun idea, jazzes it up really nice :)

JustYolie said...

Great ideas Tammy! #YourPlannersRock

Ginny said...

well, I don't travel, but this could make my dieting journal nicer to use. so maybe I will get real results ;-)