Snail Mail Flip Book

Happy Friday Everyone!!!!!

At the end of last year, my niece-in-law shared with me they she had purchased the MAMBI Happy Planner.  To hear this I of course of extra excited. She’s always kept a planner but thought it would be fun to start decorating it as well. When I heard this I knew I had to put some goodies together for her. At first I thought I would just send her a pocket letter…but I soon realized that I would need more space for more items so I decided to make a Flip Book for her. I figured with the flip Book I could make it the size I wanted as well as add as many goodies as I wanted. 

So with that being said…now that she’s received her goodies, I would like to share my completed Flip Book with you all…so let’s get started!


Above are all the goodies I sent to her. The Flip Book is the one with the “Life” tag on the cover. I also added a loaded pencil pouch, a “simple things” journal, a notepad and some sticky notes. 


At the bottom of the tag, I added a small label and added the message “So Plan Accordingly.” So the front cover reads, L is for Life so plan accordingly!” 

In the pencil pouch, I added the following items:


Here is the first part of the pencil pouch. In the pocket, I added some fun paper clips, extra sticky notes and some small tags in the mini envelope. 


In the back portion of the pencil pouch, I added a mini journal, a sticker sheet and some sample Washi Tapes. 


Above you can see how the first opening in the Flip Book looks. 


Here is the left side up close. 


And the right side. 

I like the way the pockets turned out. This was my first time making vellum pockets.  I can see myself making more in the future. 


Above is the Flip Book fully open.  The fashion girls were found on Pinterest and are not attached to the third portion of the book,but are clipped together with an ampersand clip. So let’s see what’s in each section.  


This first pocket is filled with more stickers and sticky notes as well as a binder clip and a cute donut magnetic bookmark. 


On the second page, we have more sticky notes, a cute double sided tip in and a Kate Spade bow clip. 


This third pocket has some religious goodies in it that can easily be added to any planner layout. 


In the fourth and final pocket we have some fun and essential planner stickers. And another magnetic bookmark which has a mixed media feel to it. 


To me, the Flip Book wouldn’t be complete without adding something to the back cover of the Flip Book. Here I attached a days of the week transparency with Washi Tape. 


Above is the fully open Flip Book and the fashion girls from Pinterest that I included.  These girls can be glued onto any divider page or Monthly/Weekly Planner Layout.

I had so much fun making this Flip Book!  I was able to utilize scrapbook paper, Washi Tape and Project Life cards that I had on hand!  And the fact that my niece enjoyed it so much was just the icing on the cake. 

Have you made a Flip Book before?  If so, please share in the comments section below what kind of good or themes you’ve done. Until next time, 

Happy Crafting!

Nati J. 

Layering Washi Tape Tutorial

Hello eveyone!  

Real quick, I just wanted to share with you all a quick tutorial. If you are a fan of washi tape, you will love this layering technique. So let’s get started!


While working in my Happy Planner over the weekend, I added this green Washi Tape to my planner pages, but felt I needed to add something more to it. 


I found this Recollections Washi Tape in my stash to be just what I needed. I decided to layer the two to create a different look and feel to my planner layout. 


After the green Washi Tape was placed, I simply placed the pink hexagon Washi Tape on top. 


It was that simple. So now instead of having a white background or a muted turquoise in the back of the hexagon Washi Tape, I now have the Kelly green in the background. What fun things do you like to do with Washi Tape?  I love to hear about it. Until next time,

Happy Crafting!

Nati J. 

A Little Christmas DIY – Catchall Dish

Hello Everyone!

I know it’s been a while!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you all are blessed during this Christmas Season. Today I wanted to share with you all a quick, easy, and inexpensive DIY Christmas Gift idea for any special woman in your life. So let’s get started!  


So today’s DIY is a catchall dish. The materials needed to complete this project are the following:

  • Reinforcements
  • Metallic Gold Sharpie Oil Based Paint Marker
  • Any small plate – I got mine from Dollar Tree
  • Masking Tape
  • Alpha Stencil Set
  • Foam Pouncing Brush 


First, get your plate and figure where you want to place your Stencil. Use the masking tape to hold the Stencil in place. 


Next, get your Foam Pouncing Brush and Oil Based Sharpie Paint Pen. Dab the paint pen onto the foam brush. 


Make sure you generously moisten your brush. 


Now you want to completely Stencil your design. In this case, I am adding the paint to my Alpha Stencil, but you can use any design you like. During this step, you may need to add more paint to your brush several times. 


One you are finish painting your entire image, you’ll want to carefully pull the masking tape from your plate. 


Now it’s time to randomly place the reinforcements and color the inside with the Paint Marker. 


It’s best to work in sections. Once you have 5-7 reinforcements colored in go ahead and carefully pull off the reinforcements with a pair of tweezers. 

If any of the paint gets under the reinforcements (or stencils) you can remove the excess paint with finger nail polish and a q-tip. 


Here is the completed plate. But I wanted to take it one step further to make the paint permanent. 


To take it that one step further, place the plate in the oven. Once the plate is in the oven, set the oven to 350 Degrees and bake the plate for about 30 minutes. 


Once it completely cools, it is now ready to use!  I left my plate in the oven until the oven completely cooled. 


The catchall dish can now be used for jewelry or…


even for craft embellishments. 


And here are two more dished I was able to make. I will pair these dished with 2-3 piece of jewelry for each gift recipient. 

I hope you all enjoyed this tutorial. If so, please leave a comment and let me know!  Until next time,

Happy Crafting!

Nati J. 

Mini Haul:  Joann’s & Michael’s

Last week I was able to make it to Joann’s and Michael’s. I was really excited about this trip because the closest Joann’s is 45 minutes away so I can only go when I have errands in town to do…and they have a WAY BIGGER Michael’s than my local Michael’s, so it’s always a win-win there. 

So let’s get started and see what goodies I was able to find!


First up is Joann’s!!!  At Joann’s I was able to find some Distress Stains. I recently ordered some online and LOVED them, so I was a bit excited to actually see them in the store. The Distress Stain three pack came in the following colors:  Spiced Marmalade, Aged Mahogany, and Chipped Sapphire.  I also purchased a Fiskars Teresa Collins Star Punch, Heidi Swapp Stickers and also the Fresh Brewed Sizzix Die Cut. Every item excluding the punch was purchased at 40% off because it was already marked down to $6.97!

Next up is Michael’s. 


At Michael’s everything minus the pumpkin cards were either on sale or on clearance. Here, I purchased a Hot Buy Scrapbook Calendar pack that also came with some die cuts. I will be using this calendar to complete some quick Scrapbooking Layouts. The stamps I purchased were the XO stamp and and a Hampton Art Vintology Stamp & Stencil set. From Heidi Swapp, I purchased a foil kit and some gold stickers that can be used for Scrapbooking, Project Life, my planner or even for a card. Lastly, I purchased this ultra cute pumpkin card set from Timree. I will more than likely be using the pumpkins on the front for my planner, a shaker card and for future Scrapbooking layouts. 


Above are all of the products in one photo. I hope you all enjoyed this post. Until next time, 

Happy Crafting!

Nati J. 

Epoxy Sticker DIY Tutorial

Hello and Happy Monday Everyone!

Today I will be doing a tutorial on DIY Epoxy Stickers. Epoxy stickers are basically stickers with a resin or clear dome like coating on top. You can use these stickers on various projects like collage work, scrapbook layouts, cards, your planner, project life and many more. So let’s get started with today’s tutorial!


Above you will see the epoxy stickers as well as some mini $1 stamps from Michael’s that I thought would work well for this project. 


After selecting the stamps I would use, I picked out two paper pads some ink, a 1″ circle punch, archival ink and some scissors just in case. 


Above are the patterned papers and stamps I decided to work with. 


I started out by cutting the pattern paper to 2″ strips. 


Then I stamped all the images down on the pattern paper. 


Next, I grabbed my circle punch and began to punch out the stamped images. 


To use up the entire 2″ strips I punched out extra circles for future use. 


Here are all the stamped images on the pattern paper. 


And the one’s I will be using for this tutorial.  


Now for the fun, easy and addictive part, you simply pull off one of your epoxy stickers and carefully place it on top of your pattern paper. 


That is it!  Easy as pie!  I added an additional element, I inked the edges of the pattern paper with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot and Festive Berries


Here is the epoxy sticker up close. 


And all of the ones I made up close. How cute are these?!?


Lastly, I am storing the epoxy stickers in this cute dish from Michael’s. If you like this tutorial and would like to see more like it, please comment or like this post below. Also, please let me know if you give this tutorial a try as I would love to see what you create.  And follow me on Instagram as I am always posting there as well. Until next time,

Happy Crafting!

Nati J.