DIY Starbucks Paper Clip Tutorial

Hello, hello, hello!!!!

I hope you all are doing well. Today I will be showing you all how I made this DIY Starbucks Paper Clip for my planner.

The materials needed to this DIY are as follows:

  • Starbucks cup warmer
  • Scissors
  • Pen or Pencil
  • Any cardstock or printed scrapbook paper (in this tutorial I used a piece of watercolor stationery that I had in my stash)
  • A paper clip
  • Glue stick
  • Glue Gun
  • Stamps (optional)

First you will want to cut out the Starbucks label and then trace it onto the back of your cardstock or printed scrapbook paper.

Cut the circle that you traces and set it to the side.

Next turn your Starbucks logo over and add glue from your glue gun to it. Be careful not to burn yourself with the glue.

Place your paperclip on top of the hot glue and you can even add a little extra glue on top of the paper clip.

Next grab you piece of cardstock or patterned scrapbook paper and place it on top of the hot glue and paper clip. Press hard.

I placed a heavy object on top of the paper clip for a minute or two just to ensure everything binds together.

And here is the front of your completed paperclip!!! It’s really that easy!

Here is the back of my paper clip. The next part of this tutorial is optional, if you would like to make this a reversible paper clip.

So if you do, grab your favorite stamp set and ink and stamp an image on top of your cardstock or patterned scrapbook paper!

I decided to keep mine simple and just add the word, “hustle” to mine.

That is it y’all!!! I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial on how to make a DIY Starbucks Reversible Paper Clip.

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. 

Chic Planning:  Pumpkin Picking October Monthly Layout

Hello Everyone!

Today I wanted to share with you all how I customize images I find on Pinterest for my Happy Planner. So let’s get started!

First I like to start off by selecting an image from the many you can find on Pinterest. 

This one is by the talented Brittany Fusion. I think it is fitting for the month of October because this is when we have our annual visit to the Pumpkin Patch. 

Next, I fussy cut the image using both detail scissors and an exacto knife.  I will only be using the girl and the stack of pumpkins for this layout but the sign she is standing by will be featured in a later layout. 

Now for the fun part, I select the markers I will be using to color the image. Here, I am using Copic Markers, but you can use any marker or color pencil you like. I just find that these meet my needs the most. 

For this images, I didn’t do too much. I darkens her pants a little and changed the color of her blouse from white to pink. 

Lastly, I added some hints of glitter to the blouse and to the pumpkin. What girl doesn’t like a little sparkle in her life?  

Now it’s time to move on to my planner layout. 

Here is the blank monthly spread for October. 

The first thing I want to do is add the images I’ll be using to the layout to be sure of where I want them to go. 

Once that’s settled, I glue the images down.  And now it’s time to plan!  

Here is how the left side of my layout came together. I added some falling leaves and for Halloween I added some orange and black Washi Tape and a jack-o-lantern sticker. 

On the right side I added some more falling leaves and other stickers elements that will help with my planning. 

Here is the completed layout. The flags represent the Presidential and the Vice Presidential Debates…and that random slice of pizza is to remind me of Dominos Pizza Day at the girls school. Overall, I like the look of the layout and the white space which I will need for writing out our plans for the month. 

I hope you all enjoyed planning with me today!  Until next time,

Happy Planning!

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.  

Back 2 School Goodie Bags

Hello Everyone!!!!!

Today is Back to School Day for our girls. Now both of our DD’s are in elementary and it has me feeling some type of way. But it’s all good, it’s a part of the growing process, right?

Well, today I will be sharing with you all a Back 2 School goodie bag that I put together for the girls. So let’s get started!

First I started off by gathering my supplies:

  • We Are Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile
  • Bakers Twine in Lilac and Pink Sorbet from The Twinery
  • Scissors
  • Favor Bags from the Target Dollar Spot
  • Shopkins Shortbread Cookie Bites
  • Pencils from Office Depot
  • Owl Pencil Sharpener from Office Depot
  • Ice Cream Erasers from Office Depot
  • And a free printable from Love the Day

The first thing I did was fill the favor bags with 3 items each. The Shopkins Cookies and a pencil and then either the erasers or pencil sharpener. 

Next, I grabbed my scissors and the free printable and cut out two of the four Back To School printable tags. You can also do this step with a paper trimmer.  In this case, I just used the scissors since they were close by. 

After cutting out the printables, I put the two together and grabbed my Crop-A-Dile and punched a whole in the upper left hand corner.  You can also use a hole punch for this part. 

Next, I cut off about 6″ of bakers twine

and strung the twine through the punched holes of the tags. 

Lastly, I tied the tags into the favor bags and placed them on our table for the girls to have when they woke up this morning. They were very excited about their good bags. And the good thing is that it didn’t break the bank, it cost me a total of $7 to make. To see the surprise and happiness on their faces when they saw their Back 2 School goodie bags was priceless!  

Until next time, 

Happy Crafting!  

Planner Sticker Book DIY Tutorial + Flip Through Video

Hello Everyone!

Today I will be sharing with you all my version of the sticker book. I say my version, because I added a little spin on mine that I have yet to see others do….I added tabs. This tutorial is a fun one and it helps you to organize all of those planner stickers in one place. So let’s get started!

First I gathered some supplies:

  • My MAMBI planner stickers
  • MAMBI Happy Planner Rings in both the large and small sizes
  • MAMBI Divider. I will use these for my front and back covers
  • Pattern Paper from several different paper packs that I have

I started this process by selecting 40 sheets of pattern paper. Please keep in mind that you really don’t need that many. I made 2 books and with one piece of 12×12 sheet of paper, you can get two pages for your sticker book. 

With that said, I cut my 12×12 sheet down to two 5.5×9 sheets. I made two piles, one with each sheet. 

Next, I stacked my paper in groups of about 5 and used paper clips to hold the stack in place. 

Using the MAMBI Divider, I placed the divider on top of my pattern paper stack and place a dot where I would need to punch my holes. 

I don’t own an Arc Punch, so with my dots in place, I grabbed my Crop-A-Dile….

And began to punch my holes. 

After punching all my holes, I took my scissors and cut two slits on either side of the circle punch. 

Then I placed the paper on the MAMBI Rings. I repeated these last six steps until I had my entire stack of pattern paper punch and attached to the MAMBI Rings.  

Next, I tore all of the pages out from all of my MAMBI planner sticker books…

And placed them into various categories. 

Then, I stacked them all together – just for convenience. 

And cut the top portion off of all the sticker sheets I could. 

Now for the fun part, I grabbed my tape runner, but some tape on the back of the sticker sheet. 

And glued it down on top of the pattern paper. 

I did this until I ran out of sticker sheets. 

Next, I grabbed some sticker label tabs (which I found at the Target Dollar Spot), and added my categories to them.  I made two labels for each category so that the category can be seen on both sides. 

After placing my labels, I have a completed sticker book that holds all of my MAMBI Stickers.  Keep I mind that you can do this for any sticker you have. It’s not a sticker book that is restricted to the Happy Planner Stickers. The object is to have your favorites in one spot together so that your not wasting time looking for all your stickers…they are here in one place. 

Thank you all for joining me for this tutorial. Be sure to follow me on Instagram and if your interested in seeing a flip-through of the completed sticker book scroll down below for the video.  Until next time,

Happy Planning!

Nati J.